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Leaders-in-Training (L-I-T) Volunteer Program for Teens
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VINS’ Leaders-in-Training program involves teens in our camp program by offering the opportunity to work closely with children, peers, and adults in a fun, recreational setting while providing experiences for participants to develop their leadership skills. Whether or not participants have attended VINS Nature Camp, our L-I-T program offers a fun summer option for teens who love the camp experience or who want to gain experience leading groups in the outdoors. This specialized volunteer program is offered to individuals who are ages 14 (as of June 19, 2017) through 17 and who will be entering or returning to high school in the fall of 2017.
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Throughout their summer, L-I-T volunteers will be paired with VINS Nature Camp Instructors who will mentor the L-I-Ts during their week(s) of camp. L-I-T responsibilities are assigned by the VINS Nature Camp Instructors they are working with and may include leading group games, assisting specific campers, or helping to prepare lessons/activities for the week. We believe that the L-I-T program is a valuable learning experience for all and hope that many of our L-I-Ts will eventually return as VINS Nature Camp Instructors.

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L-I-T Volunteer Applications will be available on December 15, 2017
for the 2018 camp season.

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L-I-T Volunteer options are available at:
  • VINS Nature Center, Quechee, VT
  • Storrs Pond Recreation Area, Hanover, NH
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L-I-T Volunteer Details
  • Must be entering 9th – 12th grade in the fall of 2018, at least 14 years of age, and younger than 18 years of age to be considered a L-I-T volunteer.*
  • L-I-Ts are required to volunteer for at least one full week of camp at one of the specified locations and may volunteer for as many weeks at they are able.
  • L-I-Ts must attend a training day (selected dates TBD) regarding general camp policies, safety procedures, and an introduction to leadership skills before their scheduled week to volunteer.
  • L-I-Ts will receive official acknowledgement of their volunteer hours at the end of their service.
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*If you are 18 or older by June 19, 2018 and are interested in becoming a L-I-T volunteer, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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